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Carolina Beach Announces New Police Chief Kurt Bartley

(Left to right: Carolina Beach Mayor Ray Rothrock, newly selected Police Chief Kurt Bartley and Town Manager Tim Owens.) Owens announced the promotion of Captain Kurt Bartley as new police chief at the Council's Tuesday July 10, meeting.

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - Carolina Beach Town Manager Tim Owens announced the selection of a new police chief at the Council's Tuesday July 10, meeting. Captain Kurt Bartley.
Owens explained, "I'm very pleased to inform you guys that this guy right here is the next police chief of Carolina Beach." He said, "He's been interim chief for about eight months now and he's done a wonderful job. He's been with the department for about 22
years total. He's been captain since 2005 and he's got a lot of great ideas. I'm really excited about him being our new chief." Kurt began working for the Carolina Beach Police Department where he was hired as a police dispatcher in 1984.
Kurt stayed with the Department for 2 years before joining the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department where he became a Juvenile Investigator.
In 1993, Kurt returned to the Carolina Beach Police Department. Kurt was promoted through the ranks and in 2004, was made Captain. Additionally, Kurt was named the Town’s Harbor Master for the Boat Basin.
Stemming from Kurt’s previous experience he was also the Department’s DARE officer promoting a drug-free message to the classrooms in Carolina Beach.
Former Police Chief William Younginer retired effective December 1, 2011.
Earlier this year Owens said he did interview other applicants from within North Carolina and one from Florida.